Reporting to: Digital editor

Department: Tiso Blackstar Digital

Location: Parktown

Position: Contract

Job outline

Tiso Blackstar’s digital business unit has a vacancy for a web producer. The successful candidate’s primary role, as a member of the digital production team, will be to edit, commission and enrich content and publish text, pictures audio and video to the web and applications as well as third-party sites, to manage online communities and to perform other journalistic functions as required. The successful candidate will work on all the business websites: BusinessLIVE; Business Day; Financial Mail; RDM and Business Times. 

Skills requirements

The successful candidate will have an editorial background, an excellent news sense and proven skill in writing and editing in English. He or she will be able to work under pressure and on deadline. Some knowledge of print and digital publishing systems, as well as practical experience using social media tools, is also required.

Job-specific requirements and attributes

Competent using electronic editing and digital publishing tools.A good news sense and an understanding of business news. A high level of literacy and the ability to edit text, write headlines as well as package different types of media in a sensible and useful way.The ability to work in a small but very busy team, a willingness to learn, journalistic savvy and a sub-editor’s thoroughness are required for this job.Availability to work in the evenings and on weekends and public holidays. (Note: this position will involve shift work.)

Candidates should also have:

A wide-ranging interest in current affairs;

An understanding of business and financial matters; and

A broad general knowledge.

Applications deadline: September 7 2018

Applications should be addressed to: Malgosia Kijko (email:

Tiso Blackstar Group is an affirmative action employer and preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of our organisation. Should we not respond to you in the next 21 days, you may regard your application as unsuccessful.